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Mahogany Parquetry Dining Table by Tommi Parzinger for Charak

$16,000

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Exquisite dining table with two additional leaves designed by Tommi Parzinger in the early 1950s for Charak (USA). Parquetry surface is adorned with a diamond pattern in mahogany with a satinwood border. Ebonized, tapered, fluted legs are supported by brass sabots. Table has been restored to the original high gloss lacquer-finish, while maintaining original patina. Additionally, the brass is polished and shows natural wear. Includes the original leaf crate for storing the two additional leaves when not in use. Retains the Charak Manufacturer label remnant to the rails. Each leaf is 17" long Length without leaves: 67.88" Length with one leaf: 84.88" Length with both leaves (fully extended): 101.88" H: 28.5" D: 38" Apron measures: 1.38" Apron plus base apron (not present in the middle - only the ends): 4" Distance between the legs (lengthwise - no leaves): 46.5" Distance between the legs (depth): 23.75".

Details

  • Creator
    Tommi Parzinger (Designer),Charak Furniture Company (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.5 in (72.39 cm)Width: 101.88 in (258.78 cm)Depth: 38 in (96.52 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Table has been restored to the original high gloss lacquer-finish. Sabots are unpolished and show natural patina. Minor edge wear present, as shown Overall, excellent, vintage condition.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SKU000040661stDibs: LU1444228434872

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    Ships From: Brooklyn, NY
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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About the Manufacturer

Charak Furniture Company

Over the course of nearly seven decades, Charak Furniture Company produced exemplary reproductions of 18th-century-era furniture, including works created in the American colonial and Georgian styles, as well as sophisticated mid-century modern pieces made by the likes of German furniture designer and painter Tommi Parzinger.

Charak was established in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1919. It earned a reputation for exceptional design and durability, and the 1920s were a period of high production for the brand. Charak was a leading manufacturer of reproductions of early American furniture that was influenced by Queen Anne– and Georgian–era design, including secretaries, dressers and cabinets with exquisite details like accented moldings, carved finials, recessed door panels, claw feet and other embellishments.

While the Great Depression put many furniture manufacturers out of business, Charak Furniture Company weathered the era’s difficulties. In fact, during the 1930s, it introduced one of its most enduringly popular dining tables: the drop leaf Danbury table. The solid mahogany table, which features four leaves to comfortably accommodate larger dining parties as necessary, is supported by four slender and elegantly curving legs, a wonderful example of the company's furniture from this era.

In the 1950s, Charak Furniture Company continued to thrive by shifting production to suit modern tastes. It worked with designers like Donald Deskey and Tommi Parzinger to develop collections that boast the clean lines and sleek silhouettes that characterized many of the period’s designs. The collaborations proved fruitful and prolific. The company’s rare revival and mid-century modern pieces have considerable appeal for today’s collectors.

In its heyday, Charak Furniture Company had showrooms in Chicago and New York City. Today, a 1958 desk designed by Deskey is part of the permanent collection at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

On 1stDibs, find an array of vintage Charak Furniture Company tables, storage cabinets, seating and more.

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